At the schools recent 117th commencement, as is customary, Board of Trustees Chair Kate Jeton presented the Drake Award. The award is given by Board to honor individuals who inspire others to support Waynflete and its mission and who, themselves, have given years of outstanding service to the school. Each year the selection committee receives many wonderful nominations for the Drake award and this year was no exception.
All on the committee unanimously supported the selection of this year's recipient, Jane Batzell. Jane, the mother of three Waynflete alumni, was a trustee for nine years, an active member of the Parents Association, and is still one of our strongest ambassadors—our Cheerleader-in-Chief. She brings boundless enthusiasm, passion, critical insight, and humor to every task she undertakes.